SPJ, SEJ Seek Meet with White House Spox on Minders, Permissions

June 3, 2015

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) wrote a letter to Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary, May 29, 2015, asking for a meeting to discuss restrictions that infringe on journalists' abilities to report on the federal government.

The Society of Environmental Journalists signed onto that letter. Both SPJ and SEJ have complained about federal agency press offices restricting reporters' access to agency officials. The May 29 letter follows up on earlier pleas from some 38 journalism groups to the White House for more openness.

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